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Apple Bundt Cake Recipe

  • Author: Lily Ernst
  • Prep Time: 20 min
  • Cook Time: 45 min
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 16


This apple bundt cake is moist, loaded with apples and spice, and topped with a heavenly maple glaze.



  • 3/4 cup (150g) granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup (150g) lightly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups (375g) all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp apple pie spice
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 medium apples, peeled and chopped


  • 11/2 cups (190g) powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp maple extract**(see notes)
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons milk or water
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 325F. Grease a bundt cake pan well and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the granulated sugar, brown sugar, vegetable oil, eggs, and vanilla extract.
  3. In a separate bowl, toss together the flour, apple pie spice, baking soda, and salt.
  4. Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and mix until almost combined. The batter will be thick.
  5. Fold in the chopped apples until just combined. Spoon the batter into the prepared cake pan.
  6. Bake for 45-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes before inverting the cake onto a cooling rack.
  7. Once the cake is completely cooled. Whisk together the powdered sugar, maple extract, and 1 tablespoon of milk/water at a time until you reach a thick but pourable consistency. Slowly pour over the cooled cake.


Leftovers can be stored tightly covered at room temperature for up to 3 days or in the fridge for up to 5 days.

**If you don’t have or can’t find maple extract, you can use maple syrup instead of milk or water, but the flavor won’t be as pronounced.

  • Category: dessert
  • Method: bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: apple cake recipe, apple bundt cake